Pilkington North America Plans Expansion of its Laurinburg, North Carolina, Plant
Pilkington North America Inc. will invest $86.8 million in its Laurinburg, N.C., plant, which produces float glass for the architectural market. The investments include rebuilding one of two float glass lines and expanding coating capabilities.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the project will also improve and upgrade equipment and infrastructure, enhancing “safety, capacity and production speed.”
“This year, our Laurinburg plant will celebrate its 50th anniversary,” says Stephen Weidner, president and head of architectural glass. “This investment shows our ongoing commitment to our customers and the community.”
The investment includes a performance-based grant of $75,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. The fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment.
Crystal Opens New Dallas Distribution, Sales Office
Crystal Windows and Door Systems opened a new distribution and sales office in Dallas. The facility features 5,600 square feet of space containing a product showroom, sales counter and loading areas. The building’s footprint will provide contractors, builders and architects with opportunities to view and sample products.
Officials say the facility will house Crystal’s full line of energy-efficient vinyl and aluminum windows and architectural fenestration systems.
The news follows the company’s recent paint line expansion at its Pennsylvania facility. The new liquid paint line includes paint booths, drying facilities and associated spray equipment. The expansion is part of the ongoing integration and optimization of Crystal’s production operations at the company’s New York and Pennsylvania facilities.
The new Pennsylvania paint line more than doubles the combined capacity at the New York and Pennsylvania facilities. It also can accommodate longer profiles than the existing New York line.
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